5 ways single parents make money. Hey guys, how are we all doing? We are in March. Spring is nearly here. That also means we only have three months left for the summer holidays. Do you have any plans yet? Let me know in the comment section. Anyway, in today’s post, I will share five ways you can make extra money as a single parent. We all need extra money, whether you are a parent or not.
5 Ways Single Parents Make Money
This is everyone’s favourite easy way to make quick money. I, too, had considered doing this because I have done it before, and I made some money. This is also a good idea because you can easily babysit when your kids are in school. Summertime is coming, and I think it’s a perfect time too, as some parents work during the summer and want a mum to look after children instead of a day-care centre, depending on the hours and the number of children the time duration. You can easily make up £100 at a time.
Get a Job
You’ll need a job. Well, at least a place where the money comes from to the account every month. A lot of single parents prefer to work part-time due to either expensive childcare or no childcare. So they intend to work around the children’s school time. Getting a job is a way to start earning some money straight away. At least, put food on food the table, roof over your head and pay the bills. From there on, they will explore you in different ways to make money.
This has been suggested to me before in my previous apartment. I had a well-maintained apartment, and a friend of mine was visiting me. She came with the idea of renting out my apartment for a weekend, and I could make up to £500. Back then, I was young and naive as I stupidly refused because I was all about being the good girl and staying out of trouble’. As an adult now, I would even hesitate to get that amount with permission (of course). Suppose you know anyone looking to come to your city for a weekend or even a month. Let them know. All you got to do is arrange for short term accommodation, maybe with your parents, friends, family members, or even go on holiday somewhere and rent out your place. You can even rent out your car too.
Selling Items Online
These days a lot of people tend to make money quite easily and quickly by selling stuff online. It has been the easiest way to make money because it helps to reach millions of people worldwide. If you have anything at home that is in good condition but don’t want it, sell it. Whether its baby clothes, baby books, a piece of jewellery, anything. Open up a selling page on Facebook, and start selling. You can join some networks too, like Amazon.
Start a business
Personally, every single parent should start a business: one way or another. There should be a grant scheme for single parents to help start-up very quickly. Single parents are not lazy people; we did not choose this life. It chooses us. So, for this reason, I think we should highly be supported when it comes to funding for ourselves and our children. If companies are not willing to take us on board, then we need support from somewhere. Starting a business is perfect because it allows us to be our boss and work on our terms. If you are tired of juggling between work and kids, start a business. Save some money, do some research, get some creative ideas and create.
I hope you enjoyed the post. I feel making money is essential; however, do not get carried away with it. It is a lifelong journey. No matter how long it takes you to make money or how much you make each year, keep going.